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B31: Ballarat Business Month

B31: Ballarat Business Month is in its 12th year. The festival provides development, events and networking opportunities for Ballarat’s industry sectors and district throughout August. Organisations can attend workshops, briefings, presentations and networking events to help grow their business.

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Bendigo Small Business Festival

The Bendigo Small Business Festival is packed with contemporary presentations from industry experts. Topics include online marketing, how to find and manage money and home based business.

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Geelong and surrounds

Geelong Small Business Festival

Coordinated by the City of Greater Geelong’s Economic Development Unit Enterprise Geelong, the Geelong Small Business Festival offers seminars, events and networking opportunities throughout August. The festival is celebrating its 7th year and will host sessions in Geelong, Torquay and Queenscliff.

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Gippsland Small Business Festival

Now in its 4th year, the Gippsland Small Business Festival offers a range of exciting and innovative seminars and workshops aimed to inspire and up skill small and medium business. Events will be held across Gippsland including Bass Coast Shire, Baw Baw Shire, East Gippsland Shire, Latrobe City, Leongatha, South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire.

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Great South Coast

Great South Coast Small Business Festival

The Great South Coast Small Business Festival is about inspiring and motivating regional businesses while celebrating the strength and vitality of the small business sector to the region. Seminars and events are being run throughout the city of Warrnambool as well as venues in the Corangamite, Moyne and Glenelg Shires.

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Mildura and surrounds

Mildura Small Business Festival

The Mildura Small Business festival acts as a meeting space for business owners in the area, there will be seminars, networking, tips and advice from experts. The goal of the festival is to help grow and strengthen the position of business leaders in the Mildura area.

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North East Victoria

North East Small Business Festival

Now in its 5th year, the North East Small Business Festival offers an exciting range of free and low-cost events, workshops and networking opportunities for new and established businesses. Events and support services will take place across Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Indigo, Alpine and Towong Council areas.

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Shepparton and surrounds

Shepparton Small Business Festival

The Shepparton Small Business Festival aims to improve the overall productivity and growth of small businesses in our region. It offers a wide variety of inspiring and motivating workshops and events promoting networking opportunities critical to building relationships and boosting business opportunities.

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Western Wimmera and Southern Mallee

Wimmera Southern Mallee Business Festival

The inaugural festival will bring high quality business events to the region to provide training and advice as well as networking opportunities for local businesses. Events will be held in Horsham Rural City, West Wimmera Shire, Yarriambiak Shire, Hindmarsh Shire and Northern Grampians Shire Council.

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